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Scientists Find a Link Between the Early Stages of Brain and Heart Disease


Researchers in the Netherlands have discovered a link between the initial stages of brain and heart disease by analysing brain scans and blood tests from thousands of adults. This is exciting news, as heart and brain diseases have become a growing problem in the aging population, with myocardial infarction, heart failure and atrial fibrillation in particular, being associated with an ...

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Predicting the chance of recovery from a coma with a brain scan

Coma patient in recovery

A new study, carried out by INSERM U825, one of the French national research institutes in Toulouse, and published in the journal Neurology, has suggested that brain scans can be used to predict the possibility of recovery from a coma. By using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) researchers have been able to study the posterior cingulate cortex region of the ...

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